Yahoo! Search blog:
Asking the Internet — The popularity of web search has changed the way we think about the Internet in some pretty odd ways. I've heard more than a few people struggling to answer a question who turn to their keyboard and proclaim, "I'll just ask the Internet..." while typing something into a search box.
Discussion: Oliver Thylmann, Lifehacker, Gray Hat Search Engine News, Search Engine Journal and Mashable*
Oliver Thylmann / Thoughts: Yahoo! copies Google Answers
Gurtie / Gray Hat Search Engine News: Ask Yahoo! — Yahoo have just announced Yahoo! Answers (Beta) …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable*: Yahoo! Answers - Yahoo Building Communities Again?
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Part 1: The Birth of Yahoo Answers — I've been thinking about how to handle the writing this article about the introduction of the new Yahoo Answers service that just launched moments ago and is now live. With the help of someone named Danny S., (-: I've decided to divide my comments into two posts.
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim, Online News Squared, Google Blogoscoped and BASEMENT.ORG
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Yahoo Answers — We chatted with Ofer Shaked and Caterina Fake at Yahoo today about yet another service the company rolled out. This one is called Yahoo Answers. It's not to be confused with Google Answers, which allows people to ask a pool of experts to research questions for them for a price.
Discussion: Geeking with Greg, TechBeat and Search Engine Watch Blog
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg: Yahoo Answers and wisdom of the crowd
Davis D. Janowski / PC Magazine:
Yahoo! Messenger Phones Home — Yahoo! is rolling out two new fee-based services, under the overall name of Yahoo! Messenger with Voice, that deviate a bit in their structure from the unlimited calling plans of many voice over IP (VoIP) services such as AT&T Callvantage, VoicePulse, and Vonage.
Brad Hill / The Unofficial Yahoo! Weblog: Yahoo! Plans VoIP Service
Mike Boland / The Kelsey Group: Yahoo! vs. Skype
Brad Stone / Newsweek:
IM's New Calling — How the marriage of instant messenger services and traditional phone networks will change the telecom universe-and simplify our lives. — Dec. 7, 2005 - A colleague had an interesting question last week. Her family is already overloaded with media and communications service plans.
Discussion: Get Real and Susan Mernit's Blog
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog: Yahoo Messenger: Going after Skype
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Michael Bazeley on The New Yahoo Messenger — Earlier this week I was part of a group of bloggers who were briefed after the journalists were informed about the upcoming—no official date-release of the next phase of the Diallpad acquisitions integration into Yahoo Messenger and what it means.
Discussion: Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab, siliconvalley.com and The VoIP Weblog
Umair / Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab: Imitation is Not Strategy, or Why Yahoo is Living in the Uncanny Valley
Michael Bazeley / siliconvalley.com: Yahoo's new online phone calls near
Ted Wallingford / The VoIP Weblog: Yahoo to intro new Y! Messenger, 1 cent calling
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
Yahoo adds Skype-like ability to IM service
Yahoo adds Skype-like ability to IM service
Discussion: Search Engine Journal and PaidContent.org
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal: Yahoo Officially Entering the VOIP Market
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Ruby Book Sales Surpass Python — I was just looking at our BookScan data mart to update a reporter on Java vs. C# adoption. (The answer to his query: in the last twelve weeks, Java book sales are off 4% vs. the same period last year, while C# book sales are up 16%.)
Discussion: Loud Thinking … and Gadgetopia
David Heinemeier Hansson / Loud Thinking: Rails takes Ruby higher than Python
Deane / Gadgetopia: Ruby Book Sales Soar
Ben / Ben Metcalfe Blog:
Les Blogs: Me + Mena — (Health Warning: this is a rant) — Mena Trott (co-founder and president of Six Apart) gave, in my opinion, a badly toned and way-off-base speech at the Les Blogs conference in which she requested for more civility in the blogosphere.
Discussion: About Six Apart, Get Real, Burningbird, Threadwatch.org, Andrew Lark, Full Circle Online … and The Blog Herald
Stowe Boyd / Get Real: A Kinder, Gentler Blogosphere
Duncan Riley / The Blog Herald: Mena Trott implodes on stage at Les Blogs …
David Kushner / Wired News:
The Neopets Addiction … Every day after school, 11-year-old Tyler Gagen hurries home down the country roads of Hastings, Minnesota, to play with Buddy. "He likes hot dogs and cake," Tyler says of his pet. "I haven't brought him to the grooming parlor yet, but I will. He gets the royal treatment!"
Discussion: GameSetWatch and Metafilter
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Music Man Cracks DRM Schemes — The ongoing saga of Sony BMG's sneaky, lawsuit-inducing copy-protection software opened a new chapter Monday when the music company released an uninstaller program to allow customers to remove the offending code from their PCs.
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash, Ed Bott's Windows Expertise, Security Fix and A blog doesn't need …
Donna Buenaventura / Donna's SecurityFlash: MUSIC MAN CRACKS DRM SCHEMES
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Sony Issues Tool to Remove Flawed Software
Simon Taylor / InfoWorld:
Sex.eu tops list of domain name requests — Sex.eu was the most sought after domain name using the European Union's own TLD (top-level domain) on the opening day for registrations. According to data supplied by EURid, the body responsible for registering .eu domain names, sex.eu received the highest number of applications.
Discussion: Techdirt and The Stalwart
Joseph Weisenthal / The Stalwart: Domain Name Rush
Matt Haughey / PVRblog:
Seven Questions with Michael Cronan, designer and creator of the name "TiVo" and the mascot — Through a totally random sequence of events where a friend of a friend met someone at a party, I ended up talking to Michael Cronan of Cronan Design. Michael is noted for coming up with the name …
Bob Sullivan / MSNBC:
Think your PC is safe online? Think again — Study finds 81 percent of home PCs don't have basic security software — WASHINGTON - — Bob Sullivan — •Profile — •E-mail — While most Internet users think they are safe online, they're not, according …
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Windows Live Local debuts - get ready for cool bird's eye views — I just got out of a briefing with Erik Jorgensen, GM of Microsoft's new Search & Mapping group. MSFT announced that it will launch Windows Live Local at local.live.com tomorrow (slated to go live at 9am PST).
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, The Map Room and TechCrunch
Jonathan Crowe / The Map Room: Windows Live Local Goes Live
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Microsoft Live Local to Launch Thursday
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Starbucks: Using Confrontational Marketing to Build Brand Awareness in a Saturated Market — Today as I was crossing the Embarcadero I noticed that this gentleman had left his coffee on the roof of his car. Midway through the cross walk I turned and pointed at him and he just waved at me.
Discussion: Creating Passionate Users
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users: What I want for Christmas
Erick Schonfeld / business2blog:
Gotcha Marketing From Starbucks
Gotcha Marketing From Starbucks
Discussion: Heather's "Marketing … and Get Real
Heather Leigh / Heather's "Marketing and Finance …: Is that a coffee cup on your car or are you just trying to wish me 'happy holidays'
Stowe Boyd / Get Real: Thomas Hawk on Starbucks Sticky Marketing